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The Three Bridges
This shot of the three bridges, Swing Bridge, Tyne Bridge & The Millennium Bridge was taken from the high Level Bridge Newcastle. These bridges are at the Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne. The Swing Bridge was designed and constructed by Sir WG Armstrong & Co of Elswick, Newcastle. It opened in 1876 & cost £24,000 to build Up to the 31st December 1981 the bridge opened 286,281 times enabling 448,090 vessels of over 220 million total net tonnes to pass through. In contrast today the Bridge opens approximately 4 times a week.
The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the river Tyne, linking Newcastle and Gateshead. The bridge was officially opened on 10th October 1928 by King George V and has become a defining symbol of Tyneside and is ranked as the tenth tallest building in the city.
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne between Newcastle & Gateshead & is often referred to as the Blinking Eye due to its shape & its tilting method.
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Album name:Helen / Helen/ Helen's Album
Camera:Nikon D7000
Lens:Nikon 24-105mm
Editing Performed:shaow/highlight. Added HDR look & contrast & sharpening
File Size:865 KB
Date added:Jun 20, 2014
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Date Time:2014:06:20 22:28:48
DateTime Original:2014:06:20 13:28:34
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alanuk  [Jun 21, 2014 at 06:28 AM]
A fine view of the icon of Newcastle flanked either side by the other two bridges. The swing bridge looks to be pristine; obviously its had a recent makeover. I've only been here once but I don't recall it looking like that before (mind you, it was raining!). I like I upset the locals but failing to realise that Gatehead and newcastle or two separate entities; I always thought Gateshead was a suburb of Newcastle I'm still waiting for an opportunity to go to a concert at the Sage. Thanks for the information about the bridges.
Beermonsta  [Jun 21, 2014 at 10:12 AM]
Excellent information to go with this excellent image of the three bridges Helen, Good composition and good detail right through the image, well taken and edited.
George  [Jun 21, 2014 at 03:26 PM]
A lovely pin sharp and colourful shot Helen, chock full of interest and fine detail.
A good pov (must go there) to show off the three bridges to their best, very well done indeed.
Helen  [Jun 22, 2014 at 08:36 PM]
Thank you all very much for your comments.
JOHN  [Jun 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM]
A nice composition indeed, and a great POV to take in all the bridges. I have never been to Newcastle, so some interesting information also included, thanks for sharing.
Helen  [Jun 25, 2014 at 09:15 PM]
Thank you Jeffrey for your comment.
Mazda_Man  [Jun 28, 2014 at 03:11 PM]
A super shot and looking at the main roadway across the main bridge an ever so slight clockwise rotation would level it out. I would also be tempted to 'pull' the bottom left hand corner to straighten out the corner building. Having said that you have captured the three bridges superbly from a great position leaving the river angling across your picture. Well done!
SteveT  [Jun 30, 2014 at 03:14 PM]
I agree with all the above, very good image well taken
Photojunkie  [Jun 30, 2014 at 05:59 PM]
Helen it's smashing - what a lovely day as well but you know what... it reminds me of toy town (again) Love it!
Helen  [Jun 30, 2014 at 07:48 PM]
Thank you all for your comments much appreciated.